Spring Into Action: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright Sarah Potter

Photo copyright Sarah Potter

Spring Into Action

First day of spring; Arthur’s favorite day of the year. People who make resolutions in January are idiots, he decided. He believed the first day of spring is the day to renew, recharge one’s soul.

Getting out of bed, he changed into his running clothes, looking forward to arriving at the park just before dawn, greeting the sun as it peeked over the horizon. As he opened the door, snowflakes from a late winter storm blew into Arthur’s face, hinting at the brutal bleakness waiting for him, should he go outside.

Good grief, Arthur thought. I’m going back to bed.

To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

14 thoughts on “Spring Into Action: Fiction Friday

  1. So much for good intentions! And one must be careful in some regions… first day of spring does NOT mean sunshine and flowers every year!

      • Yeah. Or overwhelming optimism. Maybe he was a southerner?
        I remember a news report back when I was a teen. Freak snowstorm in Florida, the first time in ten years. Traffic came to a stop, no one got to work, businesses were closed for the day. Folks were out playing in the snow and building snowmen. This made us Canucks smile— we’d be playing for six months at that rate. 🙂

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